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Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/01/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

By on Thursday, 6 January 2011

Pope Benedict XVI greets mothers and babies during a visit to the Rome Gemelli hospital (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

Pope Benedict XVI greets mothers and babies during a visit to the Rome Gemelli hospital (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

Pope Benedict XVI blessed a new children’s ward at Gemelli Hospital in Rome yesterday.

A new poll suggests that 77 per cent of Flemish people think that Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard is not a suitable leader of the Belgian Church.

The Belgian authorities are seeking to expel a priest accused of sexually abusing Inuit children in Canada.

Michael O’Loughlin reacts to reports that the Vatican is helping the Discovery Channel to make a documentary about exorcism.

George Weigel gives full marks to Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix.

Joe Trabbic offers an exhaustive guide to the debate about condoms and Aids.

Fr John Hunwicke SCC honours Mgr Graham Leonard, who died a year ago today.

And Marcel LeJeune offers 100 simple ways for Catholics to lead better lives in 2011.